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Painted Skin: The Resurrection Reviews

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Patrick Kolan
Shotgun Critic
September 27, 2012
More breathy outbursts from wronged lovers and strange pseudo-sexual and homoerotic encounters than a late-night soap opera, matched with a visual style that points to a level of artistry and invention that even western cinema struggles to match.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
Long Island Press
August 26, 2012
Embodies a knack the Chinese have perfected in blockbusters, still leaving similar US fare far behind. That is, how to combine the exquisitely crafted imagery of poetic, leisurely paced arthouse elegance, with fast forward blunt action in a movie.
Maitland McDonagh
Film Journal International
August 20, 2012
An epic feast for fans of Chinese fairy-tale movies, from the stunning visuals to the surprisingly complex relationships.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
August 16, 2012
Blindingly gorgeous to look at and exceptionally well acted, at least by the women.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
August 16, 2012
A vaporous, watered-down frappe of a fantasy epic.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
August 14, 2012
The whole thing can be hard to follow, but the energy (and pulchritude) of the cast make it a perfectly fine bit of popcorn escapism.
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